Jared Linnen has been a video essay freelancer at Loudwire since 2021. Don't mention the Red Hot Chili Peppers around him (or any 90's alternative rock really...) or you might never get a word in. His music journalist journey started as an independent podcaster, but his short-form Youtube videos eventually led him to the History of Rock section of Loudwire's Youtube page. He has played in bands as a drummer and bass player since he was 16 years old, and is currently doing his finest Flea impression with his band out of Toronto, Canada.
The Tragic Story of a Grunge Masterpiece
And how it healed a son's relationship with his father.
The Shocking Mistake That Inspired a Thrash Classic
As told by Dave Mustaine and David Ellefson.
The Biggest Heavy Band of All Time
Linkin Park mastered the craft of genre bending.
How Metallica’s First ‘Pop’ Song Changed the Band Forever
It was their only challenge left.
Was Limp Bizkit Really to Blame for Woodstock ’99?
Or was is the organizers' fault?